MIHO KANANI MORINOUE
White - The Clearing
Second Movement to "Anthem"
2003
"Dwight Rhoden's Anthem is an abstract interpretation of the colors of the American flag and where we are as a nation. "White - The Clearing" is partially inspired by the events of Sept. 11; however, the translation is oblique. The movements traverse tableaus that initially suggest mayhem and later imply a quest for spiritual redemption. Some duets have one performer sweeping another across the floor and then lifting him or her up to signify a rescue. The bodies being raised are often folded into intriguing yet awkward and even broken forms. We only saw an excerpt, but this slice of "White" still packs a punch." - Deni Kasrel

Costume design was intended to be striped and plain from frills and reflect the colors of ash.
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